Author Archives: Jessica Lura

About Jessica Lura

I am the director of teaching and learning at public K-8 charter school in Northern California. I work to integrate technology and hands-on learning into the classroom. I develop and lead professional development for my school, helping teachers develop project-based learning and design thinking units, integrate technology and digital citizenship in the classroom, and create opportunities for real world interactions and projects. For my efforts, I was named Santa Clara County's Office of Education Charter School Teacher of Year for 2013 and a 2014 Comcast All-Star Teacher. I am also a Google Certified Innovator

Jessica & Svea on Tour – Educators as Explorers

While you may have never thought about circumnavigating Newfoundland (or maybe you’ve never even heard of it), Newfoundland and the surrounding islands are chock full of culture, history, geology, geography, and ecology–essentially an educator’s paradise.  We (Svea and Jessica) were … Continue reading

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Off to the Canadian Maritimes…

Today, I am co-opting my rarely used blog site to write about my upcoming expedition on Lindblad Expeditions to the Canadian Maritimes. I was lucky enough to be picked as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with Lindblad and National Geographic, and … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Travel not only helps you widen your understanding of the world, it allows you to deepen understanding you already have. Visiting schools in other countries provides a window into the students’ lives and provides a point of reflection about our educational system and our lives. Continue reading

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